Circumscriptive vs Repressive - What's the difference?

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Circumscriptive is a related term of repressive.


As adjectives the difference between circumscriptive and repressive

is that circumscriptive is that circumscribes or outlines while repressive is .

circumscriptive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • That circumscribes or outlines
  • repressive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
  • * 1846 Allan Freer - The North British Review
  • Human law is indeed repressive', but ' repressive on moral principles comprehensively applied to the whole community, and commanding the approval of the moral sense of the governed
  • * 1989 Louis Henkin - Right V. Might
  • First, the classical rule forbids any unilateral right to use force to overthrow a regime on the sole grounds that it is repressive in character.